For some people, it’s a stretch to believe in aliens. For others, the idea of aliens visiting earth is absurd, but Bigfoot? Entirely plausible. For many, these beliefs are formed less by how strange the creature question is and more by their personal experiences, and the sighting history of each individual creature. Enter the realm of fairies. These enchanted creatures derive from European folklore, which described tiny creatures with humanoid bodies and wings. What you might not know is that for some, fairies aren’t just stories. Purported fairy sightings pop up sporadically, and have been popping up throughout the past two centuries. Although the most famous fairy sighting case came from two children, adults and even college professors have claimed to see them. Here are the real-life fairy sightings and the people who believe in them.